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first_imgIndia’s Sajan Prakash swims in his heat of the men’s 100m butterfly during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)JAKARTA, Indonesia — After what Sajan Prakash has endured over the past week, the swimming competition at the Asian Games seems trivial.Yet it’s the one thing that has helped keep him in a reasonable frame of mind.ADVERTISEMENT Firefighters tackle large blaze outside Asian Games venue “I couldn’t contact those people who are affected but I’ve been in contact with my relatives who are outside of Kerala and they said ‘we’re all safe so not to worry,’” he said. “But being with my teammates is different from being alone.“They kept me entertained and focused for the meet.”With the reassurance of his mother and his teammates, Prakash made swimming his priority after accepting that there was nothing he could do change the situation at home.His single-minded approach worked. He became the first Indian to make a final at the Asian Games in 32 years when he finished fifth in the 200 meters butterfly.On Wednesday, his relief was even more evident when he helped India reach the 4×100-meter freestyle final.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. One of India’s fastest and most promising swimmers, Prakash has struggled to keep his thoughts on his events in Jakarta after learning that five members of his family had been missing in the devastating floods in the Indian state of Kerala.Torrential downpours began hammering Kerala on Aug. 8, more than two months into the annual monsoon season, setting off devastating floods that left more than 200 people dead and sent more than 800,000 fleeing for dry land.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Prakash’s mother kept the news of the missing family members from him until they were all safely found, because she didn’t want to worry him. But that didn’t stop the anxiety.He knew about the floods from other team members inside the Asian Games athletes’ village and had trouble sleeping.last_img read more